I left the Catholic Church a few years ago for many of the reasons you state. I felt like I was in a fog since then. Until my husband passed away and I chose to not have a Mass for him, but, rather, a celebration of his life in a beautiful outdoor setting with an amazing pastor presiding! So, that door closed. Now I am in search of a different door that opens to everyone. Wish me luck!

Sadly, this was a true and honest article about the state of "religion" today. Courtney, I am a 72 year-old great-grandmother with a degree in Pastoral Studies, who has left the church, like you, that I could no longer justify to others or embrace personally. Though it is a place I never imagined myself being, I have embraced it as an adventure, albeit an uncertain adventure, for this old grandma. Hang in there, girl! Our club seems to be growing!

Linda Russell AKA: Grannymachine!

Linda Russell AKA: Grannymachine!

I’ve traveled a long road from despair & failed-suicide to a life that God has graced; from feeling unworthy of love to knowing God’s love has no bounds